Andy Kennedy

Andy Kennedy (born March 13, 1968)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: UAB Blazers
Current conference: American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American)
Cincinnati record: 21-13 (.618)
Ole Miss record: 245-156 (.611)
UAB record: 78-26 (.750)
Overall record: 344-195 (.638)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-present UAB
2006-2018 Ole Miss
2005-2006 Cincinnati
2001-2005 Cincinnati (asst)
1996-2001 UAB (asst)
1994-1995 South Alabama (asst)

Andy Kennedy Facts

  • Andrew James Kennedy
  • Born March 13, 1968
  • Hometown: Louisville, Mississippi
  • Alma Mater: University of Alabama at Birmingham (BA, 1991)
  • After one season at NC State, played for Hall of Fame head coach Gene Bartow at UAB
  • First coaching job was an assistant at South Alabama under interim head coach Judas Prada
  • Returned to alma mater UAB in 1996, spending five seasons as an assistant under Gene‘s son, Murry Bartow
  • Spent four seasons as an assistant to Bob Huggins at Cincinnati before being promoted to head coach
  • After just one year, Kennedy returned to his home state for the head coaching job at Ole Miss
    • Led the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament in 2013, the program’s first appearance since 2002; returned in 2015
    • Resigned in February 2018 after nearly 12 seasons as the Rebels’ head coach
  • Worked as an analyst for ESPN/SEC Network, from the 2018 SEC Tournament through the 2019-20 season
  • Hired in March 2020 to return to his alma mater UAB as head coach; is 78-26 through three seasons
    • Led the Blazers to the NCAA Tournament in 2022 by way of a C-USA Tournament title
    • Signed a contract extension in July 2022 that will keep him at UAB through the 2027-28 season

Andy Kennedy Coaching Tree

  • Tom Abernethy (Trinity International)
  • Justin Argenal (Dominican)
  • David Kiefer (Southeastern Louisiana)
  • Tony Madlock (Alabama State, South Carolina State, Ole Miss)
  • Owen Miller (Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Mike White (Georgia, Florida, Louisiana Tech)